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acera 19 inch
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hi,

i bought a new acera 19 inch widescreen monitor and have been struggling for the past 4+hours.

the manual says the monitor should be set to 1440 x 900. but i can't set that in the display>properties>settings.

i installed powerstrip, had no real clue as to how to use it, then i updated from my plug and play driver to the acera 1917 driver and then the computer would not complete start-up.

soooo then i plugged in an old monitor started in vga and rolled back everything.

my 19 inch monitor is out of proportions and the only setting i can set in the display settings that is 16:10  is 1680 X 1050.

my computer is at least 3 years old and the video card is the original. probably b-flat cheap one.

i don't mind spending a few bucks to solve the problem, should i just buy a new video card? would a more current one solve the problem??

any other ideas to get this monitor set to the right settings. i learned from 'you guys' that i need 16:10 for a widescreen. but the only setting i can set to is to big for this monitor!

well thanks for any help you can spare
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first look at the properties of the video card, it should tell you what it supports
but probably you need a new card
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i went into list all modes. i guess that's what you meant.  there's only 1680 x 1050. that's the only 16:10 ratio i could find. my monitor says it should be 1440 x 900 so that's too big.

ok, so the new card should esily take care of this.

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